We work to develop research grants and funding opportunities that help us achieve our goals of strengthening research capacity and competitiveness, increasing the investment in research and innovation and aligning with stakeholders' needs.


2021-22 START Award


Supports meaningful engagement and collaboration activities for the development of research teams to address the Solutions Program focus area. 

Funded activities should directly engage knowledge users, stakeholders, those with lived/living experiences and their supports.

The 2021-22 Solutions Program focus area is Addictions. Learn more here >

Amount and Term

Between $2,500 - $5,000

Funding end date is November 30, 2021

Application Deadline

Rolling intake until July 15, 2021 – 4:30 p.m. CST OR when funding envelope is spent. Apply early!

Canadian Cancer Society/CIHR Action Grants

Proof of Concept Interventions in Primary Cancer Prevention


The competition intends to:

  • motivate people to take “action” by making healthy lifestyle choices that are easy to implement and maintain within their normal living environment; and 

  • encourage “action” among the research and end-user communities to support this effort by harnessing new ideas, technologies, platforms, expertise and perspectives from within and outside the cancer field to test the feasibility of bold, novel interventions with the potential to prevent the onset of cancer.

Amount and Term

Up to $200,000 for 1 year

Registration Deadline

June 23, 2021

This program is administered by the CCS and funded in partnership with CIHR-Institute of Cancer Research and SHRF.

Ongoing Support

Strong partnerships are at the core of innovative health research. SHRF joins with other funding agencies, non-profit organizations, industry and other health research supporters to encourage success, connections and action in Saskatchewan’s health research environment. SHRF partnerships benefit the Saskatchewan research community by combining resources to support research through programs offered by SHRF or the partner and by leveraging each other’s strengths, connections and resources. 

If you are a potential partner organization or a researcher looking for matching support, contact fundinginfo@shrf.ca to discuss ways we can work to support Saskatchewan's health research ecosystem. 


2020-21 Research Connections: COVID-19 Rapid Response CLOSED May 15, 2020 See Application Package >

2021-22 Research Connections


Supports short-term, targeted, human health research knowledge mobilization (KMb) initiatives taking place in, and having a practical application for, Saskatchewan knowledge users.  

Amount and Term

Up to $7,500 in matching funding for up to one year

Application Deadline

NEW April 30, 2021

2020-21 Solutions Program: Innovation Grant


Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to catalyze innovative new ideas and approaches, promoting creative problem solving to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.

Amount and Term

$50,000 for 1 year

Eligibility Check Cut-off

October 31, 2020

Funding Partners

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2020-21 Solutions Program: Impact Grant


Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.

Amount and Term

$150,000 for 2 years

Eligibility Check Cut-off

October 31, 2020

2021-22 Establishment Grant


To assist early-career researchers in Saskatchewan in establishing an autonomous program of health research addressing Saskatchewan health challenges and achieving the research productivity necessary for obtaining major funding from national and other external agencies. 

Amount and Term

Up to $120,000 for up to a maximum of three years

Eligibility Check Cut-off:

January 21, 2021

Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation
2020-21 Research Grant: COVID-19 Focus



To support interdisciplinary research projects with the potential to enhance pediatric and/or maternal health care within the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Because of the impact of COVID-19, the Pattison Children’s Research Grant Program is pivoting this year in order to focus on research projects that are relevant to some of the issues Saskatchewan is currently facing. Full details can be found in the application package. 

Amount and Term

$50,000 for 1 year

Eligibility Check Deadline

November 19, 2020 (4:30 p.m. CST)

This program is funded by the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation and administered by SHRF. 


How To Apply

Each application must be made online through SHRF’s Research Management System (SHRF RMS). All follow up documents will be accessed there. Our system helps facilitate the peer review process. 

SHRF is also a subscribing organization to the Canadian Common CV (CCV). See specific program Application Packages for requirements. 

Our Resource page has more information and technical support to help you throughout the application process. 

You can also find helpful How-To videos on our YouTube page. 

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